Singapore’s Birth Rate Continues to Decline

The Asian Development Bank, via its latest Asian Development Outlook, is urging the Singapore government to spend more to spur domestic demand and rein in its current account surplus. But the latest population ... Read More...

ADB Identifies the Keys to Economic Progress

Get your investment priorities right. That is the message which emerges from a detailed study by the Asian Development Bank of the ways for countries to transform themselves from low to lower-middle, upper middle and finally high income. Those priorities chang... Read More...

ADB Says Asia Heads for ‘New Normal’ Growth

It is not just China that is headed for a “new normal” if policy makers are to be believed. The Asian Development Bank’s recent examination of growth potential shows declines almost everywhere across the region... Read More...
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Asian Debt and Oil

Is Asia’s rising debt a threat to growth? The Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook for 2015 poses the question but singularly fails to answer it. That in itself is hardly surprising given the dive... Read More...
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China’s Infrastructure Bank Moves Ahead

This year’s G20 summit has rightly given infrastructure investment top priority in engineering long-term recovery of the global economy. Despite continuing signs of recovery in the United States, growth in much of the industrial world remains stagnant and slow... Read More...
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Income Inequality Rises in Asia

Asian governments must spend more if they are to reverse the increasing income inequality that most have been showing for the past decade or more. That is the basic conclusion of an Asian Development Bank (ADB)... Read More...